Comments on 2009-10 Student Aid Report (SAR)

November 26, 2008

Our comments on the draft 2009-2010 Student Aid Report (SAR) emphasize the need for the report to send a clear message about students' federal aid eligibility and the steps they must take to receive awards. The SAR should prioritize the most useful information and present it as clearly and intuitively as possible.


Proposal for Technical Corrections to IBR and PSLF

November 21, 2008

This letter was sent to Congressional leaders, and outlines our proposal for making technical corrections to the regulations for Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. The corrections would ensure that the programs are as available and accessible as possible, and that the implementation follows the intent of the law that created the programs.


Group Letter to Secretary Paulson on the Student Loan Bailout

November 20, 2008

The Project was one of nine national organizations to send this letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urging him to reconsider the plan to prop up private student loan markets with funds from the $700 billion economic rescue package. Private student loans are risky and expensive, and taxpayer dollars should not be spent supporting them.


Paving the Way: How Financial Aid Awareness Affects College Access and Success

November 6, 2008

In a time of over-rising college costs, financial aid is critical to increase access and success. Federal, state, and institutional aid programs help to ensure that students can afford higher education regardless of economic background. Financial aid is most effective when students and families learn about it early enough to make the right choices and plans about high school...


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Letter to President-Elect Obama

November 5, 2008

Barack Obama and his administration will soon be making important decisions about the types of financial resources available to students and their families, as well as how easy those resources are to find out about, apply for, and use. We sent a letter to President-Elect Obama congratulating him on his election and urging him to focus on reforms that will make a real difference...


Letter to President-Elect Obama

November 5, 2008

President-Elect Barack Obama and his administration will soon be making important decisions about the types of financial resources available to students and their families, as well as how easy those resources are to find out about, apply for, and use. We sent a letter to President-Elect Obama congratulating him on his election and urging him to focus on reforms that will make...